Thursday, November 10, 2016

Solving the "Close Race" Puzzle

When there are 100 people in a room, and 49 vote one way, and 51 vote another, it should be a sign that maybe a re-presenting of the pros and cons of the issue (or candidates) would be a sane thing to do, and then a re-vote to get more consensus. The popular vote in this election was so close, 200,000 out of nearly 120,000,000, that it would qualify.

The difference is more than the population of Berkeley, CA, and double the population of Nevada County, California. If the re-vote gets similar results, then a third time, with those results counting, but only if greater than a 1% spread is accomplished.

Otherwise two out of three wins is the final result. Like overtime in football. The cost as we shift to online voting would be minimal. What is the value of a country that knows itself, without doubts, anyways?

Monday, October 10, 2016

Trump Takes a Dive for the GOP's Hidden Sponsors

There is only one logical explanation that I can see for the debacle known as the 2016 elections:
Deflection of the attention of the masses of hoi polloi (poor working poor, and what's left of the middle class) voters from who's getting really screwed as the century progresses, and by whom they are getting screwed.
The Republican sponsors have realized that it is really cool to have a Dem in the White House. They have gotten away with blaming the current problems on Obama, and saying, "if only there was a good GOP person there, then everything would be wonderful for all, all boats would rise, etc."
The problem is, of course, that they know damn well that they they have no ability whatsoever, let alone intention, to make that happen, even if they owned the House, Senate, and the Presidency.
The sponsors have learned how nice it is to let automation, communications, and transportation, concentrate their wealth and control ever tighter, while providing the hoi polloi with the total illusion that "something is being done" to fix things, and that by voting, "the hoi polloi can bring about change.'
This election has been scripted to get Hillary into the White House, so we can have another 8 years of the Sponsors of the GOP, compfortably sitting behind the scenes, and tightening their noose on the American and world economies ever so much more.
The trick was to make it appear as though Trump won the nomination, even though he could have been shot to shingles from the get go. The last straw video is revealed at a perfect time to derail the GOP train, due to no fault of their own. "Gee, he said he'd start acting Presidential, so we gave him a chance. Too bad it didn't turn out that way..." "BTW, thanks for stirring up all the hatred about Hillary among poor white male non educated workers, that will deflect from what we really know is happening to the economy."
What is really going on with the economy is obvious. The more expensive it becomes to get into the manufacturing game (you need to be there to have something to sell) the fewer players who will be able to do it.
Communications and transportation getting cheaper and cheaper means that whatever human labor is needed, it can be utilized, wherever it is.
Leaping frogging automation technologies mean that there are really hardly any jobs left, that can be returned from abroad, because if mandated to make it here to sell it here, companies would take advantage of all the technological advances made since the jobs left for elsewhere.
The elephant in the room is that we have hit a point where robots are cheaper than people, and it is only going to get worse, regardless of who's in the three branches of government. Only Bernie Sanders as made even the slightest effort to consider these FACTS OF LIFE of the early 21st century.
Soon, for the jobs that have to be done on site in this country, there will be drone robots, doing them from abroad, the robot here, the brain in a human, way over there. In time those will be replaced by high artificial intelligence robots, who can work even cheaper. Roads, or at least freeways, will become occupied by automated trucks, with a few remaining truckers vying for the tricky load and unload maneuvering once the truck hits its destination
While the technology is there for automated passenger vehicles, those will not be so quickly adopted, because of the need for organ donors for the Uber-Rich.
The sooner the populace says enough is enough, let's have national strikes, until this mess is brought out into the open, the sooner the planet will have equitable and just solutions. More free birth control would help a whole lot, too.
Politics is the Distract by Entertaining Division of the Military Industrial Complex.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Binoculars for Police, to Avoid tragic Shootings Based on Incomplete Information

The shooting of the autistic person's caretaker, shows a need.  I do not know if our local law enforcement agencies make these a standard issue item, but if they don't, they should be.  In the meantime, I'm sure there are plenty of older outdated binoculars in local birders' closets that could fill in the gap.  Any excess ones could be donated to local science teachers.  I'd be happy to coordinate such an effort.
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Let's Do the Bark Beetle Dunking Experiment

Cut trees down.  Helicopter to local lakes. Drop into water. Remove at various intervals, to see how long it takes to kill all beetles.  Remove from lake at that interval.  Harvest the wood which is said to have artsy bluish tinge, and use as interior paneling.

Stupid Google Blog Spot Just Erased Two Most Recent Posts

The headline says it all.  Posting this to test system.

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Taser in Weak Hand, Gun in strong hand, Gun Pointed DOWN!

If you are part of the thin blue line,

It is now Time, to rethink how you go about facing a citizen,

About whom, you feel, uneasy.

Since accidents happen, make sure they happen, with minimal consequences.

If the taser goes off (like way too many guns have lately) you probably will not murder someone.

If they actually make a move, your good hand with the Glock will most likely counter it, especially if they've been tasered first, with no risk to yourself.

Going for the red line, and causing flatlines, it just not acceptable.

I can't think of anything that will do a better job of recruiting home grown lone wolf ISIL's, than continuing current police procedures which seem to including drawing guns for library fines. Stop it, already.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Presidential Plans 4 When Captian HookUpTheRobots Gets Done Raping Wendy's?

T-Rump: Export all such employees to Mexico.

Hillary: It Hasn't Happened Yet, so we'll ignore the issue.

Bernie:  This is a serious problem, that deserves our full attention, NOW!


Friday, May 27, 2016

Friday, May 27th, Facebook Down?

I have three separate browsers on my machine.  All three can reach all of the rest of the Internet.  None can reach Facebook, 8:44 am.

Monday, May 02, 2016

A Gun Law That Works and Costs next to nothing.

You simply pass a law that says if your gun gets loose, is used to injury someone,  you did not secure it well enough (except in a case of proven armed robbery or a break-in with power tools) and you never get to own another gun for the rest of your life. That is gun control that will work, and it is damn simple.

No muss no fuss, no expense to SAFE gun owners, who will typically be gun SAFE owners. You can get biometric pistol ID lockers for under $100 on Amazon.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Hillary's Attempted Coronation by Any Means, Leads to Trump in 2017

I find it sad that Hillary, by using every dirty but legal in most cases, tricks, has now positioned Trump for the win.  From behaving as though Bernie didn't exist, to scheduling debates into Antarctic time slots, and encouraging last minute voting changes for potential Bernie voters, she has provided the Trump camp with enough ammo (as if the out of the closet racists/winner take all capitalists, didn't have enough already) to prove that she has the ethical standards of a crocodile on the hunt.

Now the Clintonistas are saying, "why don't you just fall in line and support your party's choice?"

By her tactics, and having Little Debbie Waterboarder implementing most of them, she has destroyed what could have been a fair race, and earned the total contempt of most Bernie supporters.  There is talk of massive civil disobedience and a total boycott of DNC in many Pro Bernie groups.  It didn't have to be this way.  And that Phyllis Diller laugh doesn't help either.

I'm in California, and will vote for Bernie in the Primary.  I will most likely vote for NeiI deGrasse Tyson in November for President, as I always do.  I currently view any additional cash to either democratic candidate to be a lost cause, and will now prepare to earn the cash needed to cover the needs for new medical insurance, as Obamacare is slated for destruction.  Greed seems to know no bounds by party, thanks, Hillary.

One final note:  Hillary and Bill, you have one kid, and unless you think she'll become a baby factory like Bristol, there is no need for the Clinton Foundation.  I'd say liquidate it now, and give those monies to all the people who will really need it over the next four to 8 years.  You and Bill are more than sitting on enough cash for your own needs, your only daughter is married to a hedge fund manager and just bought a 10.5 million dollar apartment.  The only thing missing is that it is not in Trump Tower.

Oh, and release the transcripts, all 45 of them.  What does 10 million dollars look like in writings? Aspiring writers want to know.